National Film Unit Collection launched

NZ On Screen has launched a significant collection showcasing the work of the National Film Unit. The collection celebrates the incredibly diverse output of the government body, that, for nearly 50 years filmed everything from wartime newsreels and tourism promos to historical TV epics.


The NZ Film Commission has appointed the following three executive producer groups to manage the development and production of 6 short films for the 2010/2011 financial year. Applications may be made to all three executive producer groups based on the following criteria. Applications will only be accepted by POST (not courier).

NZ on screen showcases NZ SHORT FILMS

NZ On Screen has launched a very important compilation of classic NZ short films. The first in a series – in partnership with the NZ Film Commission – it showcases award-winning examples of Kiwi short filmmaking. From the seminal Kitchen Sink to the sleazy charms of The Lounge Bar, from Cannes to Ngawi; this collection [ Read More ]

NZ short film 'Poppy' wins at Computer Animation Festival

NZ short Film Poppy awarded for its innovation of motion capture and flawless facial animation. Poppy has been awarded the Computer Animation Festival’s Jury Prize ahead of the SIGGRAPH 2010 International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, which is being held in Los Angeles on the 25th – 29th July.

'Warbrick' NZ short film honoured in Montreal Film festival

New Zealand short film ‘Warbrick’ honoured in an international film festival in Montreal, Canada. New Zealand film making brothers Meihana and Pere Durie have been awarded the TEUEIKAN prize at Montreal First People’s Film Festival. Warbrick is a short drama based on the true story of Joe Warbrick and the 1888 New Zealand Natives rugby [ Read More ]

Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro invite to live internet chat

Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro invite you to a live internet chat about The Hobbit. Peter and Guillermo would love to answer your questions and hear your comments about their new adventure into Middle-Earth. Please register now – to make sure you don’t miss out on the Unexpected Party and get regular updates on [ Read More ]

Vintner's Luck feature film – cameras set to roll

Niki Caro, Jeremie Renier, and Keisha Castle-Hughes Filming will begin tomorrow (February 19, 2008) on director Niki Caro’s new movie project, the much anticipated film adaptation of The Vintner’s Luck. New Zealand actress and Oscar-nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes, who came to worldwide attention in Niki Caro’s Whale Rider, is re-uniting with Caro for the project. The [ Read More ]

Perfect Creature Sci-Fi Thriller Feature Film in Cinemas

Dougray Scott as Silus Perfect Creature A New World opened when history took a different path in Nuovo Zealandia ….. Home-grown sci-fi thriller PERFECT CREATURE, has sold to virtually every territory in the world and presents a unique retelling of the vampire myth. New Zealand writer/director Glenn Standring takes the origins of vampires and brings [ Read More ]

Sima Urale set for Feature film debut

Sima Urale Apron Strings, the long awaited feature film debut from award-winning director Sima Urale is set for production this month. The film stars British-Indian actress Laila Rouass whose work includes Footballers Wives and Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee. Urale is best known for her celebrated short films O’Tamaiti and Still Life. Her [ Read More ]

Maori TV's inside look at Policing.

Maori Television’s inside look at policing from a uniquely Maori perspective – KAITIAKI O TE MAUNGARONGO (GUARDIANS OF THE PEACE) – returns with fresh faces and even more refreshing attitudes on Monday October 29 at 8.00 PM. With the focus on a group of central North Island Maori police officers, the 13-part series follows the [ Read More ]